Rosalynn Carter, the former US First Lady and an advocate for social issues, passed away at the age of 96 in her hometown of Plains, Georgia. Her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, expressed his deep feelings of loss and described her as his equal partner in all of his accomplishments and a source of love and support.
Rosalynn Carter was known for her advocacy for social issues and writing several books. She had significant influence on policy during her husband’s presidency. In May, it was revealed that she was suffering from dementia and was receiving palliative care at home. Jimmy Carter has also been receiving palliative care at home with his family since mid-February. The couple, married in 1946, has four children.
Jimmy Carter served as President from 1977 to 1981 and is the oldest living former US President. In September, he made a public appearance at a peanut parade in Plains, surprising everyone with his attendance alongside his wife Rosalynn. Despite their health challenges, the couple continued to work together through their foundation to make a positive impact on society.